South Creake’s village pub will reopen in style on Thursday with a new name and a brand new look after an investment of £100,000.
The Plume of Feathers (formerly The Ostrich) has been refurbished by owners Punch Taverns, together with partner Paul Vials, the new operator of the business.
A Grade II listed building, with a large barn attached and three en-suite rooms for guests, the pub has been fully redecorated and repaired, with minor layout changes to provide more dining space.
The bed and breakfast rooms will be upgraded and the barn will be ready to host weddings and other events.
Mr Vials has worked in the pub trade for the past 10 years and is delighted to put down roots in a beautiful area.
He said: “I loved it from the first moment. The welcome from the village has been so warm and friendly.
“Locals told me they were worried they would lose their pub – but with Punch Taverns’ help, I’m doing the opposite. When we reopen, this will be the hub of the community again. A place that locals and visitors, families and dog walkers can all enjoy.”
At the opening night, as well as enjoying live background music, patrons will be able to try out taster-size portions from the new menu.
In future, the menu will feature locally-sourced bar snacks, Sunday roasts, and in-season game specials, while the bar will offer two cask and two guest ales.